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An Old Man in Military Costume:Upside down X-ray
An Old Man in Military Costume:Upside down X-ray
By 1984 conservators discovered that, by turning the X-ray upside down, the features of another figure could be clearly made out. The "confusing area" was actually the painted portrait of a man that Rembrandt had painted over.


Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Dutch, about 1630 - 1631
Oil on panel
26 x 20 in.
78.PB.246